Palluvan in India

The Palluvan have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

This is a Scheduled Caste, meaning that they have low status in the Hindu world. Their name comes from pullu, referring to a bird of omen.


Where Are they Located?

The Palluvan people live in Kerala, a state in southern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of their art forms have been described as "ritualistic." There are many subgroups of the Palluvan people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Palluvan people worship ghosts and a snake deity. One of their subgroups is noted for singing "snake songs" in worship of this deity. They are also noted for practicing magic.


What Are Their Needs?

Palluvan people need to be freed from bondage to ghosts, snake gods and magic so they can join the family of the King of kings.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Palluvan people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Palluvan families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Palluvan families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Palluvan family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Palluvan in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulluvan
https://www.casemine.com/judgement/in/56b49644607dba348f017901
https://www.matchfinder.in/matrimonial/palluvan-marriage-bureau-brokers


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Palluvan
People Name in Country Palluvan
Alternate Names Gounder; Kavalar; Kavalian; Pooluba Kaniyala; Pooluva Gounder; Pooluva Kounder; Pooluvan Maviliyar; Pulavar; Pullavan; Pulluvan; Puluva Gounder; Puluva Vellalar; Puluvan; Puluvar; Puluvar Kavalian; Puluvar Kounda; Puluvar Valavar; Puluvar Vellalar; Valavar; Vettuvan; पल्लुवन
Population this Country 8,000
Population all Countries 8,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17820
ROP3 Code 113293
ROP25 Code 306465
ROP25 Name Palluvan
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Kerala
7,000
Karnataka
700
Tamil Nadu
200
Puducherry
40
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Kerala 7,000
  Karnataka 700
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Puducherry 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Malayalam (6,100 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Tamil
500
Kannada
60
Primary Language Malayalam (6,100 speakers)
Language Code mal   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Tamil 500
  Kannada 60
People Groups Speaking Malayalam

Primary Language:  Malayalam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1829-1995)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1841-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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